Day one of Snow in the Desert at Ace Hotel & Swim Club — we bound books with Trinie Dalton, “broke the ice” with Leah Rosenberg’s snow cones with locally-foraged ingredients like serrano pepper and basil, made power talisman necklaces with Anna Sew Hoy, unwrapped 80s queer books with Eve Fowler, danced to Abby Portner’s magic poolside mix and hung the #$%% out with host Betty Nguyen. Tonight, between scanning the skies for the supermoon and a meteor shower, we’ll be enjoying Betty’s all-women producers DJ set and Abby’s live, interactive performance in the Amigo Room. Tomorrow, more art, more snow cones and Dorian Garry’s poolside set. It’s pure magic. This is what the desert is all about.